Winter is an expensive time for everyone. Not only are our bank accounts depleted with the December Christmas frenzy, our bank accounts take an additional hit in the way of energy bills. Heating your home is a necessity, but it doesn’t always have to be an expensive one. Here at Pump Sales Direct we have compiled a list of some tips to help you keep those heating bills in check.
1. Be selective with which rooms you heat
Just because you decide to have the heating on doesn’t mean every room in the house has to be warm. If you have a spare bedroom or any room that you simply don’t use, turn the radiator off in there.
2. Insulate your home properly
You would be surprised at the amount of heat that you may be losing through the walls of your home. It’s a fact that over 60% of your home’s heat can be lost if not insulated. It may seem like a lot of money to spend, but think about how much you’ll be saving in the long run.
3. Get yourself a Grundfos central heating pump
Central heating pumps are vital in preventing wastage of hot water within your home. The Grundfos central heating pump range we offer are the most advanced and energy efficient circulators on the market. They have variable and fixed speed operation, incorporated power display units and ‘A’ energy rating (the lowest consumption rating and low noise operation). If you already have one, it maybe time to replace your pump.
5. Adjust your thermostat to suit the weather
Shaving a few degrees off your thermostat on particularly warm days can make a significant difference in saving wasted energy. If the day turns out to be warmer than expected, turn it down, or even better: turn it off. Find out how you can control your heating from your iPhone.
5. Invest in a humidifier
While it might sound like a bizarre tip, but adding moisture to the air creates humidity which feels warmer and can actually keep the heat in better. Another way to add humidity to your home is through decorating your house with plants, they’re not just for show!
6. Don’t overuse your exhaust fans
While they can be great for clearing steam when cooking or showering, if you leave an exhaust fan on for too long it will suck the warm air out of the room. Make sure you use it sparingly and turn it off when you’re finished.
7. Utilise your blankets & clothing
Sometimes wrapping up warm can be a fantastic (and much cheaper) alternative to reaching for the thermostat. Wearing your jumpers indoors in the daytime and throwing additional blankets on your bed at night can keep you warm and toasty.
8. Make use of the sun
Natures natural source of heating, be sure to keep your curtains open in the daytime to let the heat in; especially in the south side of the house where you are more likely to get direct sunlight. Remember to close the curtains at sundown so you can trap the heat within your home.
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